HELP!!! Chicken started limping and now foot is gnarled and she can't walk we..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by new2green, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. new2green

    new2green Out Of The Brooder

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    Two days ago my chicken started limping. Now her foot is gnarling and she can''t really walk.
    What could it be? How can I help her?
    Please help, thank you,
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could she have an injury like a cut? Could she have something wrapped around her leg? Is her foot broken? Could you post a picture?

    Hope she gets better soon!
     
  3. Nadiia

    Nadiia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4day year old chick has little white bugs going in and out of his fur.. I've seen one on his head and one on his bum! What is this and how do I get rid of it? He seems very sleepy all the time and my other chicks weren't like that at his age [​IMG]
     
  4. GitaBooks

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    What shape are the bugs? Do they have legs or are they worms? Could they be maggots? If its maggots this is an emergency. You need to get rid of them all and clean off whatever caused them to be attracted to the chick, whether its droppings or a wound.


    I hope it gets better soon! [​IMG]
     
  5. Nadiia

    Nadiia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like maggots.. At first I thought they had legs but the one on his bum was wriggling like a worm!! All the other birds are fine. He's never itchy or anything like that x
     
  6. new2green

    new2green Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for responding. She is a little camera shy and I had a hard time getting these, I hope it helps identify the problem. It escalated since 2 days ago.[​IMG]
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  7. GitaBooks

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    It doesn't look too badly swollen. Is it hot to the touch? Could she have scratched it on a rusty nail?
    If it isn't a physical injury it could be a neurological one. We had a chicken that had a terrible limp and eventually became paralyzed in her legs.
    Leg problems can be related to not getting enough vitamins or minerals, so you could try supplementing this, to help her get better.

    Hope she gets better soon!
     
  8. UnicornChicken

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    I've never seen anything like that before! I hope she gets better soon! I'm praying for her!
     
  9. GitaBooks

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  10. new2green

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    Thank for the suggestion, I'm going out to get some multi vitamins and let you know what happens.
    I hope that's all. With the super dry summer, they are not getting as many veggies and no greens as before and are only getting some layer crumbles, scratch grains, mangoes and some kitchen left overs.
    It's so hot and dry here that not even bugs come anymore, just flies and tomato bugs...
    We are getting 1 to 2 rainfalls per month for the past 6 months in my area, even the trees are dying...
     

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